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Home Selling in Miami : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 28, 2017
Alan May answered:
So... $387,500 is the purchase price

The seller's side receives 2.5% of the purchase price (which is what's left after paying the buyer's side 3.5%) which is $9,687.50.

You're entitled to 92% of that (per your agreement with your brokerage) which is a total of $8912.50. Congratulations!

Make sure you set enough aside to pay your federal income taxes.
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Tue Aug 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You agent needs to add your listing. It is not automatic unless your agent signs up to load their listing automatically or through an app that does it for them.
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Sat Aug 5, 2017
Ileana Esclusa asked:
My husband bought a house prior to our marriage. My name is not in mortgage, deed or anywhere. We have a prenup agreement in place.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
Jacqueline Alvarez asked:
Could I have both a rent and sale listing for the same house. If so, why am I not able to to post for sale?
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
I would suggest interviewing several agents who list and sell in your neighborhood/ area. There are a number of questions to ask the agents, such as:

How long have you been selling real estate?
Are you a full time or part time agent?
What marketing plan do you have for selling my home?
Do you have your own website? (Look at their site, see how homes are being marketed.)
What specific plans do you have for marketing my home?
What list price do you suggest for my home? What documentation do you have to support that list price?

Some agents tell you what you want to hear when it comes to a listing price. This is known as “buying a listing.” The agent is more concerned with getting your listing than with pricing your home properly as a part of an effective marketing strategy. Overpriced listings generally sit on the market and eventually the price will have to be reduced to attract buyers. However, by that time, your listing will be "stale" and you may find it selling for less than it would have sold for had it been priced properly at the beginning of the listing.

Good communication skills are also important, so ask agents if they limit their communication with customers to a specific number of calls a week (not the best option), will they provide buyer feedback after each showing, will they respond quickly if you have concerns that are important to you regarding your listing. You want an agent that will listen to you and communicate well with you and other agents.

Generally, the best agent is the one who markets your property effectively, negotiates the most favorable price and terms possible, knows the ins and outs of home inspections/ buyer financing/ closings and can communicate effectively with you to make the process as smooth as possible.

I would suggest interviewing in person at least 3 agents before selecting the one you think best suits your needs.
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Fri Jul 21, 2017
Nancy answered:
Hi Lourdes and Tomas your best bet is to interview a few top realtors in your area. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a top agent in your area. There is no cost for this service! Go to my website for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Nicole Murray Chen answered:
That's a difficult questions to answer without seeing the home and how the floorplan is laid out. One has to be very careful with classifying a room as a bedroom.
I'd be happy to take a look and discuss this with you should you be interested in selling. You may contact me at :) ... more
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Yanai Nassar answered:
I agree with Agent Jonathan. Offering less than 3% commission will reduce the number of showings since many Realtors won't show it. Less showings = more time on the marker = lower offers.
It also depends on the offer and demand. If your property is located in an area where there is more demand than offer you can offer 2% and it will probably sell because of the lack of inventory, however if the property is located in a building where Realtors have 25 other properties to show to the potencial buyers, then you should offer 3% commission and even a bit more to motivate the showing agents.
If you need an analysis of your property in Miami, o not hesitate to call. I'm a Realtor with 14 years of experience.
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not update listing posts. If it is showing another agent from your company, the managing broker may need to change their account. Listings are added to Trulia from your MLS feed. Check to make sure your mls is sending a feed. If not you may need to sign up for a direct feed that will auto send and update your listings. To get to customer service, scroll to bottom right and click on hep center to reach Trulia service ... more
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Yolanda Gay asked:
Realty Inc We need to take a property out of your system, house was off the market a long time ago, and seller is upset
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Lisa Martin asked:
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
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Tue Nov 1, 2016
Adrian Burke asked:
Doesn't have recent sales or reviews. Seems like not directly linked to my zillow account. Is there multiple under Adrian Burke ? Does it all have to be under my email at my brokerage…
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Tue Jul 19, 2016
Aktherd answered:
Yes. You can advertise your apartment for sale by owner, this is most reliable site for selling and buying apt.
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Sat Jun 18, 2016
Guillermo Fernandez answered:
With over 25 years of full time experience, and working the short sale arena since short sales came into Miami's market place I carry a wide range of expertice and experience in the Short Sale category. Fell free to call me for a free consultation at 305-815-8532. Or via email at guillermo@miamirealestatejuice,com. Also my web site is http:\\ ... more
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